LAKE CITY, Fla. — Mr. Kevin Thomas McAuliffe, 54, of Lake City, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at North Florida Regional Hospital due to complications after suffering a cerebral stroke.
Born Oct. 29, 1964 in Lynn to Thomas Richard (deceased) and Marylyn Temple McAuliffe. Kevin grew up and lived in and around Massachusetts for the first 40 years of his life before moving to Lake City, Fla., with his wife Tracy Lynn Isbel McAuliffe in 2004.
Although Kevin never got back to the ocean after he left Massachusetts, he never lost his love for it due to his father Thomas McAuliffe being a lifelong member as well as Kevin being a social member of the Lynn Yacht Club located on the Lynnway in Lynn. Kevin worked on a tugboat as an engineer and had several jobs working as a lobsterman until he changed his profession working in the labor’s union and then again for Glow Cleaning Co. doing commercial janitorial and window cleaning until he left for Florida.
Kevin never outgrew his love for hockey. He played as a child and went on to play as a young teenager. Kevin would go see the Boston Bruins games with his sister-in-law and friend Karen Isbel Porter whenever possible until they both moved to Florida which prevented them from going to the games but would watch a game on TV every chance they got! He also enjoyed fishing with his daughter, hunting, helping his daughter’s softball team when asked. He enjoyed working with his wife on the weekends doing residential and commercial window cleaning for his wife’s business True View Window Cleaning. He was a loving son, a wonderful husband, and devoted father.
He leaves his wife, Tracy McAuliffe; and daughter, Lydia McAuliffe; his mother, Marylyn McAuliffe; father, Thomas Richard McAuliffe (deceased); three brothers, Douglas, Richard (deceased) Brian McAuliffe; three sisters, Joan, Barbara (deceased) and Carol McAuliffe; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Service information: Kevin McAuliffe will be brought back home to Lynn where a celebration of life will take place sometime in June at the Lynn Yacht Club located on the Lynnway, Lynn. Family and friends are welcome to attend and will be notified prior to for exact date and time information.